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Enfield No.4 Mk2

110110 Member Posts: 125 ✭✭
edited February 2002 in Ask the Experts
Just picked up this rifle today. Just wondering if anyone knew what the "PF" proof mark meant. Thanks.

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  • AntiqueDrAntiqueDr Member Posts: 691 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    It could be that your rifle is one of those that was manufactured or re-arsenaled in Pakistan by the Pakistani Ordnance Factory.How is the rifle marked on the left side of the action?
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  • 110110 Member Posts: 125 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    The side of the reciever reads No4 MK2 (F) 5/50 PF209xxx
  • Der GebirgsjagerDer Gebirgsjager Member Posts: 1,685 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Your rifle was manufactured by Royal Ordnance Factory Fazakerly, Lancashire, U.K. The PF is merely a serial number prefix, although it may have had some meaning to the factory it is obscure; probably indicating a batch number. Your rifle is pictured and discussed on page 343 of "The British Service Lee" by Ian Skennerton, where it is stated, "Serial numbers are usually prefixed by "PF" although later rifles have an "A" prefix.
  • AntiqueDrAntiqueDr Member Posts: 691 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Yep, that's correct. #4 Mark II's that were believed made in Pakistan have P.O.F. markings (not part of the serial number) with other P markings including PF on various parts.
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  • 110110 Member Posts: 125 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Thanks for the info guys!
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